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[shin] /ʃɪn/
noun
1.
the front part of the leg from the knee to the ankle.
2.
the lower part of the foreleg in cattle.
3.
the shinbone or tibia, especially its sharp edge or front portion.
4.
Chiefly British. a cut of beef similar to the U.S. shank, usually cut into small pieces for stewing.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), shinned, shinning.
5.
to climb by holding fast with the hands or arms and legs and drawing oneself up.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English shine, Old English scinu; cognate with Dutch scheen, German Schien(bein)

shin2

[sheen, shin] /ʃin, ʃɪn/
noun
1.
the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
2.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Origin
1895-1900; < Hebrew shīn, akin to shēn tooth

shīn

[sheen] /ʃin/
noun
1.
the 13th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin
< Arabic

Shin

[shin, sheen] /ʃɪn, ʃin/
noun, Buddhism.
1.
a Japanese offshoot of the Pure Land Sect, requiring only faith in Amida for salvation through his accumulated merit.
Origin
1895-1900; < Japanese: literally, faith < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese zhēn truth
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  • One part will be attached to the end of your thigh bone and the other part will be attached to your shin bone.
  • On the soccer field, a searing kick to the shin is inevitable.
  • Wearing plastic bags around their legs, they bunched together and waded shin-deep through the filthy water.
  • His left leg ended in a piece of jagged, shockingly white shin bone.
  • He steps all over her feet, tries out trick steps and kicks her in the shin every so often.
  • The foot had on a work boot and the shin was wearing work pants.
  • But its long arms, and some features of its feet and shin bones, are similar to those of a chimpanzee.
  • The authors of the two books here reviewed belong squarely in the shin camp.
  • With an encouraging smile, a co-worker pulled up a trouser leg to reveal his own scarred shin.
  • He explained that there were still pieces of shrapnel from a home-made bomb lodged in his knee and shin, waiting to be removed.
British Dictionary definitions for shin

shin1

/ʃɪn/
noun
1.
the front part of the lower leg
2.
the front edge of the tibia
3.
(mainly Brit) a cut of beef, the lower foreleg
verb shins, shinning, shinned
4.
when intr, often foll by up. to climb (a pole, tree, etc) by gripping with the hands or arms and the legs and hauling oneself up
5.
(transitive) to kick (a person) in the shins
Word Origin
Old English scinu; related to Old High German scina needle, Norwegian dialect skina small disc

shin2

/ʃɪn/
noun
1.
the 21st letter in the Hebrew alphabet (ש), transliterated as sh
Word Origin
from Hebrew shīn, literally: tooth
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Word Origin and History for shin
n.

Old English scinu "shin, fore part of the lower leg," from Proto-Germanic *skino "thin piece" (cf. Dutch scheen, Old High German scina, German Schienbein "shin, shinbones"), from PIE root *skei- "to cut, split" (see shed (v.)). Shin splints is attested from 1930.

v.

"to climb by using arms and legs" (originally a nautical word), 1829, from shin (n.). Related: Shinned; shinning.

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shin in Medicine

shin (shĭn)
n.

  1. The front part of the leg located below the knee and above the ankle.

  2. The tibia.

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